Official Information Request - 1 August 2017

Sent: Friday, 25 August 2017 11:30 a.m.
Subject: TRIM: LGOIMA request

I refer to your email of 1 August requesting copies on any communications following your visit to the Council, and information on the Mayor's recent trip to South Korea and the purchase of mud from South Korea.

  • Correspondence and agreements with MBIE relating to the mud festival grant
    Attached are copies of  email correspondence between RLC and MBIE, in chronological order from most recent to oldest.
    Redactions have been made to information out of scope of the request, and to information under the following sections of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act:
    • section 7(2)(a) 'protect the privacy of natural persons …'
    • section 7(2)(f)(ii) 'the protection of such members, officers, employees, and persons from improper pressure or harassment'

Also attached is the  Mud Investment Agreement between RLC and MBIE.  Schedule 1 (Details) and Appendix 1 (Event Budget) have been redacted under the following sections of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act:

    • section 7(2)(h) 'enable any local authority holding the information to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities'
    • section 7(2)(i) 'enable any local authority holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations'

We are obliged to advise that you may contact the Ombudsman at the address below if you have any concerns with the response provided by Council, by writing to:

The Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10 152
WELLINGTON 6143

Alternatively, you may email info@ombudsman.parliament.nz or use the online complaints form available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/make-a-complaint.

Regards

Jean-Paul Gaston     Group Manager, Strategy
P: 07 351 8302  | M0276554415
EJean-Paul.Gaston@rotorualc.nz  | Wrotorualakescouncil.nz
A: 1061 Haupapa St, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
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